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    Hi

    I need some expertise! I have made a necklace that is really heavy. It's about an 18" inch chain that has three gemstones attached to each link. I have tried to use a toggle clasp with three links so that the necklace's length can be adjusted. However, this clasp is not heavy enough. I've just worn the necklace for a bit to test it's comfort etc and when I took it off the clasp can away from the chain. Can anyone recommend an appropriate clasp and the best way to attach it for strength?

    At the moment I have left a few links without the gemstones at the end because I thought this may be more comfortable to wear but now I'm thinking that the gemstones need to go all the way to the end as this may make it a bit stronger?

    Look forward to some advice!! Thanks!! Jo x
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  • #2
    How about a heavy duty bolt ring? I think they are always more secure than toggles anyway
    Chris xx
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    • #3
      We have a mega strong magnetic clasp that might be good or a toggle clasp is quite a good idea as the tension from the weight of the necklace should make it more secure - we have a good range of toggle clasps plus other designs. As for securing it to the chain, I think either a split ring or a large jump ring (or even extra large) would be best. Perhaps you could even solder the jump ring? depending on the design & whether you have lots of beads near it...

      Good luck!

      Hannah
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